Story of the match

  • Cavani penalty puts Uruguay ahead
  • Navas pulls off acrobatic save from Forlan
  • Two goals in three minutes puts Ticos in front
  • Pereira red-carded for late challenge

Costa Rica produced a breathtaking second-half revival at Estadio Castelao to beat Uruguay for the first time in their history in their Group D opener.

The victory was inspired by Arsenal striker Joel Campbell, who scored one and made another in the first match in England's group.

It was a far cry from a first half in which Edinson Cavani put a comfortable Uruguay ahead from the penalty spot.

Key facts

  • Costa Rica scored more than twice in a World Cup game for the first time.
  • Uruguay have now gone six opening games without a win, last winning their first match at a World Cup in 1970.
  • Costa Rica scored with three of their four shots on target, all of which came in the second half.

Costa Rica scored twice in three minutes through Campbell and defender Oscar Duarte to spark scenes of jubilation in Fortaleza.

But they were not finished there as substitute Marcos Urena raced onto Campbell's through ball and clipped his shot beyond Fernando Muslera.

To make matters worse, Uruguay had Maximiliano Pereira sent off in injury time for a spiteful challenge on Campbell. He will now be suspended for Thursday's game against England.

This was Costa Rica's first World Cup victory since 2002, and only their fourth in the tournament's history, against a Uruguay side missing the injured Luis Suarez.

The result means Costa Rica are top of Group D after Italy beat England 2-1, while Uruguay face an uphill battle to qualify for the last 16.

Uruguay looked in control for the opening 50 minutes. Cavani wasted a good early chance after Costa Rica failed to clear a Diego Forlan free-kick, with the Paris St-Germain striker slicing high and wide with the goal at his mercy.

He soon made up for that miss.

Edinson Cavani (left) puts Uruguay in front against Costa Rica with a clinical penalty

Edinson Cavani has scored 22 goals in 63 games for Uruguay

Costa Rica defender Yeltsin Tejeda conceded a needless free-kick wide on the Uruguay left and when Forlan curled the set-piece into the area, Junior Diaz tried to stop Diego Lugano by wrapping his arms around his waist.

The referee pointed to the penalty spot and Cavani did the rest, steering a piercing low shot beyond Keylor Navas's dive and into the bottom corner.

The goal settled nerves. Uruguay's passing improved, as did their movement. Forlan, the player of the tournament in 2010, might have made it 2-0 before half-time when his shot struck Duarte's leg, deflecting it high into the air and requiring Navas to pull off an acrobatic save.

Costa Rica, though, were about to turn the game on its head with Campbell - who is yet to make his Arsenal debut despite signing for the club in 2011 - to the fore.

The striker, who spent last season on loan at Olympiakos, first arrowed a shot narrowly wide from 30 yards, while Giancarlo Gonzales might have scored twice, missing a difficult headed chance and seeing a scrambled toe-poke deflected into the side-netting.

But in the space of three minutes, the game changed beyond recognition.

First, Cristian Gamboa chased a seemingly lost cause wide on the right flank, reaching the ball on the byeline. He delivered a cross which flicked off the head of Celso Borges and fell to Campbell, who controlled and fired beyond Muslera.

Two minutes later, they swept forward again and Walter Gargano conceded a free-kick for a crude tackle on Bryan Ruiz. Christian Bolanos's delivery was pin-point, Duarte's low header was brave, the finish sublime.

And there was more drama to come.

With time running out, Costa Rica broke forward again and Urena raced away from Godin and captain Lugano, making perfect contact with his right boot, lifting the ball over Muslera to seal victory for Los Ticos.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Uruguay

  • 01 Muslera
  • 16 Maxi Pereira Dismissed
  • 22 Cáceres Booked
  • 05 Gargano Booked (González - 60' )
  • 02 Lugano Booked
  • 03 Godín
  • 11 Stuani
  • 17 Arévalo Rios
  • 10 Forlán (Lodeiro - 60' )
  • 21 Cavani
  • 07 Rodríguez (Hernández - 76' )

Substitutes

  • 04 Fucile
  • 06 Pereira
  • 08 Hernández
  • 09 Suárez
  • 12 Muñoz
  • 13 Giménez
  • 14 Lodeiro
  • 15 Pérez
  • 18 Ramírez
  • 19 Coates
  • 20 González
  • 23 Silva

Costa Rica

  • 01 Navas
  • 16 Gamboa
  • 15 Díaz Campbell
  • 04 Umaña
  • 03 Gonzalez
  • 06 Duarte
  • 10 Ruiz (Ureña - 83' )
  • 17 Tejeda Valverde (Cubero - 75' )
  • 09 Campbell
  • 05 Borges
  • 07 Bolanos (Barrantes - 89' )

Substitutes

  • 02 Acosta
  • 08 Myrie
  • 11 Barrantes
  • 12 Francis
  • 13 Granados Maroto
  • 14 Brenes
  • 18 Pemberton
  • 19 Miller
  • 20 Calvo
  • 21 Ureña
  • 22 Cubero
  • 23 Cambronero
Ref: Dr. Felix Brych
Att: 58,679

Match Stats

Shots

9 13

On target

3 4

Corners

5 6

Fouls

20 18

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Uruguay 1, Costa Rica 3.

90:00 +5:04 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Uruguay 1, Costa Rica 3.

90:00 +3:58 Dismissal

Dismissal Maxi Pereira (Uruguay) is shown the red card.

90:00 +3:21

Foul by Maxi Pereira (Uruguay).

90:00 +3:21

Joel Campbell (Costa Rica) wins a free kick on the left wing.

90:00 +2:26

Corner, Costa Rica. Conceded by Nicolás Lodeiro.

90:00 +1:38

Foul by Maxi Pereira (Uruguay).

90:00 +1:38

Michael Barrantes (Costa Rica) wins a free kick on the left wing.

90:00 +0:01

Diego Godín (Uruguay) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +0:01

Foul by Marcos Ureña (Costa Rica).

89:28

Offside, Uruguay. Egidio Arévalo Rios tries a through ball, but Abel Hernández is caught offside.

88:48

Maxi Pereira (Uruguay) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88:48

Foul by Michael Barrantes (Costa Rica).

88:05 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Costa Rica. Michael Barrantes replaces Christian Bolaños.

86:45

Corner, Uruguay. Conceded by Júnior Díaz.

86:06

Foul by Martín Cáceres (Uruguay).

86:06

Joel Campbell (Costa Rica) wins a free kick on the right wing.

83:52 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Uruguay 1, Costa Rica 3. Marcos Ureña (Costa Rica) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Joel Campbell with a through ball.

82:20

Offside, Uruguay. Diego Lugano tries a through ball, but Edinson Cavani is caught offside.

82:12 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Costa Rica. Marcos Ureña replaces Bryan Ruiz.

80:32 Booking

Booking Martín Cáceres (Uruguay) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

80:20

Foul by Martín Cáceres (Uruguay).

80:20

Cristian Gamboa (Costa Rica) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79:20

Foul by Christian Stuani (Uruguay).

79:20

Oscar Duarte (Costa Rica) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

77:01

Offside, Uruguay. Diego Godín tries a through ball, but Abel Hernández is caught offside.

76:02

Attempt missed. Giancarlo Gonzalez (Costa Rica) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Bryan Ruiz with a cross following a corner.

75:46 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Uruguay. Abel Hernández replaces Cristian Rodríguez.

75:18

Corner, Costa Rica. Conceded by Diego Godín.

74:14

Offside, Costa Rica. Cristian Gamboa tries a through ball, but Joel Campbell is caught offside.

74:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Costa Rica. José Cubero replaces Yeltsin Tejeda.

72:53

Foul by Edinson Cavani (Uruguay).

72:53

Celso Borges (Costa Rica) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

71:24

Corner, Uruguay. Conceded by Michael Umaña.

70:54

Cristian Rodríguez (Uruguay) wins a free kick on the left wing.

70:54

Foul by Cristian Gamboa (Costa Rica).

70:13

Foul by Egidio Arévalo Rios (Uruguay).

70:13

Joel Campbell (Costa Rica) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

69:21

Corner, Uruguay. Conceded by Keylor Navas.

69:19

Attempt saved. Edinson Cavani (Uruguay) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Álvaro González with a cross.

69:00

Corner, Uruguay. Conceded by Júnior Díaz.

68:03

Attempt missed. Celso Borges (Costa Rica) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Bryan Ruiz following a fast break.

67:09

Offside, Uruguay. Diego Godín tries a through ball, but Edinson Cavani is caught offside.

66:07

Maxi Pereira (Uruguay) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

66:07

Foul by Christian Bolaños (Costa Rica).

65:33

Foul by Christian Stuani (Uruguay).

65:33

Júnior Díaz (Costa Rica) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

65:09

Attempt missed. Bryan Ruiz (Costa Rica) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Christian Bolaños with a cross following a set piece situation.

64:30

Foul by Diego Godín (Uruguay).

64:30

Joel Campbell (Costa Rica) wins a free kick on the right wing.

63:44

Foul by Christian Stuani (Uruguay).

63:44

Júnior Díaz (Costa Rica) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

63:13

Attempt missed. Joel Campbell (Costa Rica) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Celso Borges.

62:14

Diego Godín (Uruguay) wins a free kick on the left wing.

62:14

Foul by Joel Campbell (Costa Rica).

60:09

Joel Campbell (Costa Rica) wins a free kick on the left wing.

60:09

Foul by Egidio Arévalo Rios (Uruguay).

59:59 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Uruguay. Álvaro González replaces Walter Gargano.

59:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Uruguay. Nicolás Lodeiro replaces Diego Forlán.

56:56 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Uruguay 1, Costa Rica 2. Oscar Duarte (Costa Rica) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Christian Bolaños following a set piece situation.

55:53 Booking

Booking Walter Gargano (Uruguay) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

55:48

Foul by Walter Gargano (Uruguay).

55:48

Bryan Ruiz (Costa Rica) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

53:31 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Uruguay 1, Costa Rica 1. Joel Campbell (Costa Rica) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

52:27

Offside, Costa Rica. Michael Umaña tries a through ball, but Joel Campbell is caught offside.

51:29

Attempt missed. Edinson Cavani (Uruguay) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Cristian Rodríguez.

50:34

Foul by Bryan Ruiz (Costa Rica).

50:34

Diego Lugano (Uruguay) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

50:02

Foul by Bryan Ruiz (Costa Rica).

50:02

Martín Cáceres (Uruguay) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49:55

Attempt missed. Oscar Duarte (Costa Rica) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

49:54

Attempt saved. Oscar Duarte (Costa Rica) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Christian Bolaños.

49:13 Booking

Booking Diego Lugano (Uruguay) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

49:09

Joel Campbell (Costa Rica) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

49:09

Foul by Diego Lugano (Uruguay).

48:59

Júnior Díaz (Costa Rica) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48:59

Foul by Christian Stuani (Uruguay).

47:22

Foul by Cristian Gamboa (Costa Rica).

47:22

Cristian Rodríguez (Uruguay) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00

Second Half begins Uruguay 1, Costa Rica 0.

45:00 +1:57 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Uruguay 1, Costa Rica 0.

45:00 +1:20

Attempt missed. Joel Campbell (Costa Rica) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Cristian Gamboa with a cross.

43:39

Corner, Uruguay. Conceded by Keylor Navas.

43:36

Attempt saved. Diego Forlán (Uruguay) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Cristian Rodríguez.

42:12

Corner, Costa Rica. Conceded by Diego Lugano.

41:01

Foul by Cristian Rodríguez (Uruguay).

41:01

Cristian Gamboa (Costa Rica) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:36

Cristian Rodríguez (Uruguay) wins a free kick on the left wing.

40:36

Foul by Oscar Duarte (Costa Rica).

39:47

Attempt missed. Diego Forlán (Uruguay) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Cristian Rodríguez.

33:42

Foul by Júnior Díaz (Costa Rica).

33:42

Christian Stuani (Uruguay) wins a free kick on the right wing.

32:15

Foul by Cristian Gamboa (Costa Rica).

32:15

Cristian Rodríguez (Uruguay) wins a free kick on the left wing.

30:54

Corner, Costa Rica. Conceded by Diego Lugano.

30:13

Corner, Costa Rica. Conceded by Diego Lugano.

30:11

Attempt blocked. Giancarlo Gonzalez (Costa Rica) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

29:31

Joel Campbell (Costa Rica) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

29:31

Foul by Egidio Arévalo Rios (Uruguay).

28:36

Foul by Yeltsin Tejeda (Costa Rica).

28:36

Diego Godín (Uruguay) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26:17

Attempt missed. Joel Campbell (Costa Rica) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Celso Borges.

25:35

Attempt missed. Diego Forlán (Uruguay) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

23:06 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Uruguay 1, Costa Rica 0. Edinson Cavani (Uruguay) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

21:51

Penalty conceded by Júnior Díaz (Costa Rica) after a foul in the penalty area.

21:51

Penalty Uruguay. Diego Lugano draws a foul in the penalty area.

21:13

Foul by Yeltsin Tejeda (Costa Rica).

21:13

Cristian Rodríguez (Uruguay) wins a free kick on the left wing.

16:55

Michael Umaña (Costa Rica) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16:55

Foul by Edinson Cavani (Uruguay).

15:39

Attempt missed. Edinson Cavani (Uruguay) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

15:09

Foul by Júnior Díaz (Costa Rica).

15:09

Christian Stuani (Uruguay) wins a free kick on the right wing.

14:23

Offside, Uruguay. Edinson Cavani tries a through ball, but Diego Godín is caught offside.

14:11

Attempt blocked. Martín Cáceres (Uruguay) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Diego Forlán.

13:46

Foul by Bryan Ruiz (Costa Rica).

13:46

Martín Cáceres (Uruguay) wins a free kick on the left wing.

11:19

Attempt missed. Bryan Ruiz (Costa Rica) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Christian Bolaños with a headed pass.

10:46

Yeltsin Tejeda (Costa Rica) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

10:46

Foul by Walter Gargano (Uruguay).

10:07

Offside, Uruguay. Diego Forlán tries a through ball, but Edinson Cavani is caught offside.

9:21

Foul by Oscar Duarte (Costa Rica).

9:21

Diego Lugano (Uruguay) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

8:47

Corner, Costa Rica. Conceded by Diego Lugano.

6:29

Attempt blocked. Egidio Arévalo Rios (Uruguay) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

5:39

Martín Cáceres (Uruguay) wins a free kick on the left wing.

5:39

Foul by Oscar Duarte (Costa Rica).

3:47

Bryan Ruiz (Costa Rica) wins a free kick on the right wing.

3:47

Foul by Egidio Arévalo Rios (Uruguay).

2:59

Foul by Christian Stuani (Uruguay).

2:59

Giancarlo Gonzalez (Costa Rica) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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